BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
Father Denis
The Christian God and Culture in Africa – Part 5

Fortunately or unfortunately, most of Africa was evangelized by Latin rite missionaries. Which means that the way we worship God in the celebration of Mass and the sacraments is typically […]

May 29, 2021
Father Denis
The Christian God and Culture in Africa – Part 4

At the crux of this dialogue is a theme which I evoked earlier on, the transcultural nature of Christianity. Pope Benedict XVI in the encyclical Deus Caritas Est captures this […]

April 21, 2021
Father Denis
The Christian God and Culture in Africa – Part 3

Is African culture radically opposed to Christianity? The definitive answer is NO. But are there certain aspects of African culture which are opposed to Christian principles? Definitely yes. But this […]

April 6, 2021
Father Denis
Father Denis: The Christian God and Culture in Africa, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Many have thought, and I believe falsely so, that Christianity is foreign and radically opposed to African culture. With a lot of shortsightedness, they claim Christianity […]

March 20, 2021
Father Denis
Father Denis: The Christian God and Culture in Africa, Part 1

Man does not just fall from sky. He is a product of his environment. This includes his culture, religion, worldview. In other words, each man comes from a particular community, […]

March 10, 2021